Journey of Authenticity

Welcome one and all to my brand new blog, LoveDesignLife!  I sincerely hope you will chose to go with me on this journey where I share my views, feelings and opinions on everything that has ignited my love, driven my desire for design and ultimately effected my life as it is and can be.  I call my blog LoveDesignLife because several years ago I went on a journey to learn who I am authentically.  Although I quickly realized that this journey will continue as long as I allow myself to grow, I did discover some elements that make up the foundation of who I am.  I’ve discovered that almost everything I do originates from LOVE.  It is my filter and processor.  Pursuing all things that permits me to share love and bring love into my life lead me to acknowledge my infatuation for DESIGN.  All things design.  Visual, graphical and LIFE.  Life you say, yes I realized that one can certainly design one’s life.  My blog will be filled with experiences, lessons learned, wisdom gained and lots of advice.  I promise this journey will be at times entertaining, touching, funny and above all enlightening!  I look forward to your feedback and hope we can create a mutual learning environment.  Life is definitely a journey of which we need no baggage.  Everything we need can be found on the way and to acquire it we need the simple currency of LOVE!


So, why should one go on a journey of authenticity?  What does that even mean?  To me it is simple but achieving it is what is difficult.  I believe until we can somehow make conscious to ourselves our subconscious or unconscious views on, fear, respect, love and desire, we cannot truly become authentically ourselves.  This is a tall order because every single one of these aspects of life are typically very scary areas to delve into truthfully for a lot of us.  Shakespeare said “to thine own self be true” so we know that the journey of authenticity will require accepting self truths as well.  You might be saying, so why do I want to go on this journey if it is going to require all this work and energy and yes at times pain?  What will it really gain me?  For starters, inner joy, self-acceptance which will promote happiness, freedom from the desire to succumb to external views and freedom from caring about the judgement of others which by en large can create tremendously polarizing human behavior.  On the one hand this is all the stuff you will either gain or be rid of which we can most likely all agree will make life so much better and enjoyable.  However if you choose to ignore this journey and reject the growth that living your authentic self can bring and retain your current beliefs, then it is more than guaranteed that your life will remain just the way it is right now.  Now you tell me, is this the best news you have heard today?




About Caroll Atkins

Loving Designing Living!! All forms of design intrigue me. As a graphic designer, I design for my livelihood (C.A.SlyDesigns) but as a writer, I do it for my living! At this time in my life, I MUST write. LoveDesignLife, is my joy and my gift to you. If my articles resonate with you, I pray they will also help you in life much as living them and writing about them has helped me. Today, it is no longer about thinking outside of the box. It’s bigger!! It is all about “Transcending the sphere!” coined by yours truly. I work hard to accomplish my goals. However, if I ever fall short I don’t worry I just eat cake cause tomorrow is another day!!
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18 Responses to Journey of Authenticity

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  3. Dianne Thigpen says:

    Caroll, You never seize to amaze me! Your talents are many and you dont do anything halfway — its always the best of the best. You truly inspire me to be a better person and I am fortunate to count you as a friend. I’ve bookmarked this site and plan to check in often.
    Hugs! Dianne

    • Dianne Thigpen says:

      I should have proofed that before I sent it…ceased to amaze me…lol…sorry!!!

    • Thanks Dianne! That mean a lot to me. I really do try to always give my best. You know me so well. I hate half-way efforts. I am very blessed to have had your friendship for this long and I look forward to many more years. Please enjoy my posts and share with any and everyone. I would love to build my viewership as I really do believe this information I am giving can be very important to someone.


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  5. Ayanna Parks says:

    Awesome beginning to the journey!! I want to float away on that lake. Looking forward to reading your insights. Way to go Caroll!

    • Caroll says:

      Thanks Yanna! You introduced me to blogging years ago 🙂 and I think I have finally found exactly what topics I want to blog about. Enjoy and I look forward to your comments too 🙂

  6. shandistarks says:

    Looking forward to the journey!

  7. Debbie Johnson says:

    This is great ……

  8. Keep them coming!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    The Best NEWS all DAY!!!!!!!!! This is great!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    LOVE THIS…………

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